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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Refinishing parquet wood floors - fixing scratches and staining

06-20-2017 01:16 AM by Serenity2017

HI I decided to rip out my carpets and keep and refinish the parquet wood ...

0 06-20-2017 01:16 AM
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Need help rescuing this project

06-17-2017 12:23 AM by steveinaz

My first mistake was choosing cherry for this project. I had anticipated some...

11 06-19-2017 10:26 PM
View msinc's profile

Best filler/sealer for open grain wood?????

06-18-2017 10:50 PM by msinc

This has no doubt been covered before, but there might be a newer, better pro...

6 06-19-2017 09:30 PM
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Target Emtech EM9300

06-15-2017 08:48 PM by TungOil

Jeff at Target recommended EM9300, with cross linker added, as the top coat f...

9 06-18-2017 04:18 AM
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WIPE-ON POLY, OIL BASED, over PRE-CATALIZED LACQUER (10 year dining table)

06-16-2017 07:28 AM by Fax

Hello Friends, We have a big dining table that my wife bought in 2007 ( 80...

7 06-16-2017 09:03 PM
View Pabs's profile

cove or quarter round for toe kick

06-15-2017 05:37 PM by Pabs

Hey allnearing the end of my kitchen reno project and I’m dealing with ...

8 06-16-2017 06:05 PM
View lorne17's profile

Need Super Durable Finish suggestions for Plywood box

06-13-2017 12:38 AM by lorne17

Hello there, I am making an outdoor camping chuckbox (see what I am talkin...

27 06-16-2017 06:14 AM
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Dealing with alligator marks on lacquer finish

06-15-2017 01:31 AM by RichTaylor

I made the mistake of spraying some boxes with lacquer too far into the heat ...

2 06-15-2017 04:25 AM
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06-10-2017 10:28 PM by Kyle Jones

So…..I saw somebody using ground coffee as an inlay that looked really ...

6 06-14-2017 06:43 PM
View Bill White's profile

Dye/Stain question for ya......

06-13-2017 01:48 PM by Bill White

A red oak project. Well sanded and prepped. Using sample boards.Apply alcoh...

5 06-13-2017 09:36 PM
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How to best apply polyurethane to quilted table top

06-12-2017 01:36 AM by JohnnyBoy1981

I built an end table where the boards of the table top have a quilted pattern...

22 06-12-2017 08:01 PM
View ki7hy's profile

Arm-r-seal on table top...when can I eat?

06-05-2017 05:51 PM by ki7hy

I’ve put arm-r-seal on my dining room table top. I don’t usually ...

28 06-10-2017 05:19 AM
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Not enough sleeves for spindle sander

06-08-2017 01:42 AM by logwolf

My friend, who is a wood worker, does a lot of pro bono work for the local &#...

11 06-09-2017 06:41 PM
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Painting MDF and got some brush marks...

06-08-2017 12:34 PM by AAANDRRREW

So I have put tons of effort into carefully building a beautiful fireplace su...

17 06-09-2017 03:20 PM
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Handrail. Durable finish. Oil Based Polyurethane?

06-08-2017 04:00 PM by Fax

Hello friends.Would oil based polyurethane be a good durable finish for handr...

10 06-08-2017 06:18 PM
View Kennethjg's profile

Milk paint issues

06-06-2017 12:27 PM by Kennethjg

If anyone has any experience with milk paint , I could use some help. I built...

3 06-07-2017 05:01 PM
View trsnider's profile

Removing stain from cedar

06-05-2017 01:21 PM by trsnider

Our metal deck chairs stained the new (unfinished) cedar deck that was just b...

3 06-06-2017 11:04 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Finishes on western red cedar.

06-05-2017 02:27 AM by RussellAP

I make Adirondack furniture from western red cedar and so far I have not foun...

8 06-06-2017 02:38 PM
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Staining and Finishing Cherry - Antiques

06-05-2017 02:17 PM by ranger_rick

I have restored antiques for many years but they have always been oak. I a...

6 06-05-2017 10:14 PM
View Greg's profile

Godforsaken stair rail refinishing

06-01-2017 05:52 PM by Greg

Hi Folks, I’ve managed to get the 7 layers of paint, varnish, primer...

8 06-05-2017 09:41 PM

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